Essie – Bouncer, It’s Me (Neon 2013 Collection)

Essie Bouncer It's me opener

 

In my earlier review of the Essie 2013 Neon Collection (here), there was one shade missing, and in my opinion, this elusive beauty is the true star of this grouping. ‘Bouncer, It’s Me’ is an explosive cobalt blue shade, powerful & concentrated and literally had me in thrall from the very first brush stroke.

As with all the previous Essie neons, a base of ‘Blanc’ was used as “underwear”, in order to make the colour really stand out.

The jelly-like formula is a touch sheer leaning with the first coat, although that is quickly taken care of upon application of the 2nd. This shade is both deep and intense and while not day-glo neon, nonetheless bears a rich vividness – applying in a self levelling way and coming to a satin finish. Bonus: no staining upon removal. Coats applied: 3 (thin), plus top coat.

In the last two swatches, I decided to switch things up a bit by attempting my very first dotted mani using all the shades of the Essie 2013 Neon Collection, and I have to say that I’m pretty happy with the results.

 

Essie Bouncer It's Me

Essie – Bouncer, It’s Me

 

Essie Bouncer It's Me swatch

Essie – Bouncer, It’s Me

Essie Bouncer It's Me swatch 2

Essie – Bouncer, It’s Me

Essie Bouncer It's Me dotted swatch

Essie – Neon 2013 Collection dotted mani

Essie Bouncer It's Me dotted swatch 2

Essie – Neon 2013 Collection dotted mani

 

Last word: I can sum things up with one word: adore. yes, I adore this blue and I intend to wear it to death – my only dilemma is whether I want to wear it more as a mani or a pedi? If you get nothing else from this collection, do yourself a favour and snag this beauty as soon as you can, because I have a feeling it will fly off the shelves.

The Essie 2013 Neon Collection will hit stores as of May 1st, but feel free to follow the brand via their website, twitter or facebook for all updates.

 

Essie Bouncer It's Me closer

 

 

 

*Disclosure: Product sample provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

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